Decorating Safety Tips

November 27, 2013 at 9:11 AM | Posted in Holidays, Safety Tips, Seasonal | Leave a comment
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According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, approximately 12,500 people are treated each year for falls, cuts, and shocks related to holiday decorating  (Click Here to learn more).

When preparing to display your holiday decorations, these tips could reduce your risk of property damage or personal injury:

  • When hanging lights outdoors use a wooden or fiberglass ladder
  • Stay clear and far away from power lines
  • Use LED lights whenever possible, they are cool to the touch and are made with epoxy lenses instead of glass ~ and they are more durable
  • Check each set of lights for broken or cracked sockets, frayed wires, or loose connections
  • Fasten outdoor lights and decorations securely to protect them from wind damage
  • Use insulated staples and hooks to hold strings in place in place of metal nails or tacks
  • Take care not to use more than a total of three (3) standard size string of lights per single extension cord
  • Make sure all the lights you are using outdoors have been certified for outdoor use
  • Turn off all lights before you go to bed or leave the house

Protector Group asks that you plan ahead and follow these safety tips. We want to ensure your holiday season is happy, healthy, and SAFE.

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